02 December 2008

The Advent Conspiracy

While we sit with bated breath waiting for Mr. Duncan, the humble, self -effacing man that he is, to announce that he is the Archbishop of the real Anglican presence in the United States, I'd like to direct your attention to a wee web page of interest.

Usually the House of Bishops/Deputies posts are worth missing. But this one came across today about he Advent Conspiracy. It's a great video and is introduced on the URL by these words:

The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love.

So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists.

And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this what we really want out of Christmas?

What if Christmas became a world-changing event again?

Welcome to Advent Conspiracy.

Did you know that in the United States each year approximately 450 billion dollars is spent on Christmas gifts? That's obscene. Go watch the video.